Dolphins Reportedly Set To Release Ndamukong Suh "As Early As Today"

Nettie James
March 13, 2018

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the team will likely release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh before the start of the new league year on Wednesday.

Suh's contract calls for a cap number of $26.1 million for 2018 and he has a $8.5 million bonus due next week. Last year, the Eagles acquired running back Jay Ajayi at the trade deadline.

In three years with the Dolphins, Suh had 15.5 sacks. However, he's still a highly-disruptive, run-stuffing interior lineman and most recently earned All-Pro accolades in 2016. He inked a massive six-year deal worth $114,375,000 with the Dolphins before the 2015 National Football League season.

Miami is clearly purging it's premier talent as they've already traded Landry and cut Lawrence Timmons, who went AWOL prior to the Dolphins Week 2 contest vs. the Los Angeles Chargers.

The question, though, is whether Suh would want to come back to Detroit and whether the Lions' new front office would want to bring him back.

Darlington notes the move is part of a "culture change" in Miami, the latest in a growing line of big-name departures from the Dolphins.

Even so, Miami will be faced with dead cap hits of $9.1 million each of the next two years, per

According to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, Suh is to be released from the team, with a formal release that may happen on Wednesday.

[Eagles coach Alex] Lee recalls Ndamukong Suh being so impressed with the team that he approached defensive line coach Chris Wilson with an offer: "Suh told our defensive line coach, 'The way y'all practice is unbelievable".

In the end, Suh received $60 million for his three seasons of work in Miami.

Suh recently spoke with Business Insider about how much athletes really get when they sign those enormous contracts.

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